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  1. Comment on Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro with Magic Keyboard, double the storage, and faster performance in ~tech

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    They have commonly highlighted gaming on Macs in their promotional materials, even in keynotes. They just never do anything to actually support it.

    They have commonly highlighted gaming on Macs in their promotional materials, even in keynotes. They just never do anything to actually support it.

    8 votes
  2. Comment on Reddit introduces new "Start Chatting" feature across many subreddits, AskHistorians goes dark for 1 hour in protest to broken promises in ~tech

  3. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    Fair enough. I just can't sympathise. They can keep using it unsupported, upgrade to the free upgrade, or swap to another OS. Just seems greedy to expect indefinite support.

    Fair enough. I just can't sympathise. They can keep using it unsupported, upgrade to the free upgrade, or swap to another OS. Just seems greedy to expect indefinite support.

  4. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    You're not having the same argument as OP was then. What arguments would you give for expecting Microsoft to continue Win7 support?

    You're not having the same argument as OP was then. What arguments would you give for expecting Microsoft to continue Win7 support?

  5. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    That doesn't really obligate Microsoft to keep supporting the old version, though. It explains why some might choose not to upgrade, but if you're not paying "the cost" are they really obliged to...

    That doesn't really obligate Microsoft to keep supporting the old version, though. It explains why some might choose not to upgrade, but if you're not paying "the cost" are they really obliged to keep supporting you?

    1 vote
  6. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    The for free is important here. If it was a paid upgrade (and it was offered for free for years, regardless of the debate about its current cost) he'd be in a slightly stronger position, but given...

    The for free is important here. If it was a paid upgrade (and it was offered for free for years, regardless of the debate about its current cost) he'd be in a slightly stronger position, but given he was offered a free upgrade it's a hard case for him to make.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    Just curious how you feel about this line of thinking if you apply it to other software. If you made an app and sold it, would you expect to support it... forever? If you released a new major...

    Just curious how you feel about this line of thinking if you apply it to other software. If you made an app and sold it, would you expect to support it... forever? If you released a new major upgrade with a new version number (i.e. v1 to v2), you'd expect to continue supporting v1 forever, in addition to v2? You're arguing that releasing a piece of software obliges you to support that software indefinitely?

    5 votes
  8. Comment on Windows 7 support has ended in ~tech

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    By your logic almost every product ever made by mankind has been made by with planned obsolescence. Except maybe a few things with lifetime guarantees like Zippo lighters, I guess.

    By your logic almost every product ever made by mankind has been made by with planned obsolescence. Except maybe a few things with lifetime guarantees like Zippo lighters, I guess.

    7 votes
  9. Comment on Avengers Endgame Discussion Thread, potential spoilers in ~movies

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    That's a fair position. I thought it, like most super hero movies, was an absolute blast. I suspect I'm much closer to the target audience than you. And what you saw as filler, I saw as wonderful...

    That's a fair position. I thought it, like most super hero movies, was an absolute blast. I suspect I'm much closer to the target audience than you. And what you saw as filler, I saw as wonderful scenes letting me catch up with beloved characters.

    2 votes
  10. Comment on Avengers Endgame Discussion Thread, potential spoilers in ~movies

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    I can't bring myself to agree. I invested my time watching 22 films, and hundreds of hours before that coming to know and love the characters in the comic books. The ending gave me exactly what I...

    I can't bring myself to agree. I invested my time watching 22 films, and hundreds of hours before that coming to know and love the characters in the comic books. The ending gave me exactly what I wanted - satisfying conclusions to the arcs of the heroes I've read, watched and loved for years. I really didn't need my expectations subverted. This isn't an art-house film. It's a huge, visual, bombastic romp where the core goal isn't to be shocked or befuddled, but to be entertained. And holy shit was I entertained. They did something I didn't think was possible and brought everything to a thoroughly satisfying ending. And I really don't think it was the most predictable outcome. Thanos being killed, then coming to the future and attacking the stones there? I did not see that coming. If you mean the good guys winning was the predictable outcome, then sure. But this isn't some tedious, dark, brooding Nolan film (where the good guys also win anyway). It's there to make people happy. To bring them excitement and joy (and a dash of sadness for good measure). And it did that in spades.

    5 votes
  11. Comment on Avengers Endgame Discussion Thread, potential spoilers in ~movies

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    I genuinely feel sorry for people who came out of that film and felt it needed to be some overly-complex, genre-breaker. It took over 10 years of characters and movies and brought it all to a...

    I genuinely feel sorry for people who came out of that film and felt it needed to be some overly-complex, genre-breaker. It took over 10 years of characters and movies and brought it all to a deeply satisfying conclusion and was a hugely fun ride throughout. I honestly never expected them to nail IW and EG and they absolutely did. Definitely one of the two greatest cinematic achievements, in my mind. (Not greatest films, but cinematic experiences.)

    7 votes
  12. Comment on What is, in your opinion, missing on Tildes? in ~tildes

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    This is not going to be a popular opinion, but thumbnails. Either that, or get rid of the favicon things. My brain is conditioned to expect either nice thumbnails, or just text. The small, only...

    This is not going to be a popular opinion, but thumbnails. Either that, or get rid of the favicon things. My brain is conditioned to expect either nice thumbnails, or just text. The small, only semi-relevant images are just distracting to me.

  13. Comment on VLC on iOS - Late to the party on this but I have to GUSH! in ~tech

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    You might want to consider running a Plex server and using the Prism client to play the music back on your phone. Sync over the songs/albums you want, but still have access to stream everything...

    You might want to consider running a Plex server and using the Prism client to play the music back on your phone. Sync over the songs/albums you want, but still have access to stream everything else. The Plex app is trash for music playback, but Prism is great.

    https://prism-music.app/

    1 vote
  14. Comment on We're no longer in smartphone plateau. We're in the smartphone decline in ~tech

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    The markups are absurd and it is a luxury brand, but that doesn't stop there being things (other than fashion) about Apple products that make them worth the extra money for the people who buy them.

    The markups are absurd and it is a luxury brand, but that doesn't stop there being things (other than fashion) about Apple products that make them worth the extra money for the people who buy them.

    3 votes
  15. Comment on We're no longer in smartphone plateau. We're in the smartphone decline in ~tech

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    I paid over $3k for my laptop, and I did that because I use it for work, and needed a powerful machine, and wanted certain benefits that cheaper laptops don't contain. I spend 10 hours a day using...

    I paid over $3k for my laptop, and I did that because I use it for work, and needed a powerful machine, and wanted certain benefits that cheaper laptops don't contain. I spend 10 hours a day using it, and it's worth paying for those conveniences. You can claim people are paying $900 more just because a computer is fashionable, but that's so absurdly out-of-touch that is tells us only things about you, not them.

    My phone is a 2nd hand phone that was originally released in 2016 and I paid about $200 for it.

    People spend the money on things that are worth it to them. I pay extra for things you clearly don't care about. But I have no doubt you do the same in other areas.

    5 votes
  16. Comment on ‘Daredevil’ canceled at Netflix after three seasons in ~tv

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    I'm less confident than most that these shows will be renewed under Disney's services. I think Disney/Marvel are just tightening ship. Phase 3 is nearly over, and we're likely to see big changes...

    I'm less confident than most that these shows will be renewed under Disney's services. I think Disney/Marvel are just tightening ship. Phase 3 is nearly over, and we're likely to see big changes in Phase 4. I'm not convinced these shows have a place in it.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on By ending default communities, Reddit increased disinformation in ~misc

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    The periodic culling of the worst subreddits is a joke. I was glad to see watchpeopledie be kicked off the site, as I hated stumbling into the submissions (this was before any filtering)....

    The periodic culling of the worst subreddits is a joke. I was glad to see watchpeopledie be kicked off the site, as I hated stumbling into the submissions (this was before any filtering). Curiosity got the better of me the other day, though, and I clicked a link to watchpeopledieoutside wondering how it differed from watchpeopledieinside (it was very late, I wasn't thinking clearly and it was labelled innocuously...) Now I have a new image of horrific suffering to live with. There should be daily or even weekly bannings of subs that so clearly break the site's rules or host such clearly objectionable content - especially now reddit themselves are hosting a lot of it.

    5 votes
  18. Comment on Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming? in ~music

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    The best indexers will ban you if you mention them in public, so I can't name names. But NZBGeek and DrunkenSlug are both really solid. I'm not fussy though, 720p is fine or me with shows, though...

    The best indexers will ban you if you mention them in public, so I can't name names. But NZBGeek and DrunkenSlug are both really solid. I'm not fussy though, 720p is fine or me with shows, though 1080p is the minimum I'll accept for movies.

    It is indeed a matter of tinkering with settings, but it's not something easy to explain in a comment. If you're not getting automatic upgrades to things you've probably got the cutoff set wrong in your quality profiles.

    You don't need an RSS feed per se. Give Sonarr the API for your indexers and it's entirely hands-off per se.

    Also if you're into music and don't already have it, grab Lidarr. Not as reliable and polished as Sonarr and Radarr but well worth it. Just needs a little more user involvement.

  19. Comment on Anyone still listening to music with files instead of streaming? in ~music

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    Same, rthough with a smaller collection. I was going to say "both" as I have my own files, mostly FLAC, and if I'm at home I stream them at full quality, and if I'm out I either listen to the few...

    Same, rthough with a smaller collection. I was going to say "both" as I have my own files, mostly FLAC, and if I'm at home I stream them at full quality, and if I'm out I either listen to the few albums I bothered to sync over to my device or I stream at a lower quality. I have a far bigger audiobook library though that I do the same with.

    I love Plex. Coupled with Sonarr and Radarr it was an absolute god-send when I was ill and more or less bedridden for a year.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Reddit is changing the r/popular algorithm so that more discussion-focused subreddits and posts gain visibility in ~tech

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    For a while literally every top comment on every post on reddit (and that's a real literally, not an exaggeration) was a thread of puns. Every post. Every top comment. Every day. It was tiresome....

    For a while literally every top comment on every post on reddit (and that's a real literally, not an exaggeration) was a thread of puns. Every post. Every top comment. Every day. It was tiresome. There may be pun threads now but it's nothing like it used to be.

    3 votes